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Threatened Frogs

Frog populations have been declining worldwide at unprecedented rates, and nearly one-third of the world’s amphibian species are threatened with extinction.  The Murray region is home to a number of threatened frogs – from the critically endangered Southern Corroboree Frog in the Alpine region, to Sloane’s Froglet, which has populations around Albury and Corowa.

Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). Photo: Dave Hunter

Southern Corroboree Frog (Pseudophryne corroboree). Photo: David Hunter

Frogs are important components of wetland and riverine ecosystems and are often used as indicators of environmental health.  The Threatened Frog Project is one of the many ways that Murray Local Land Services (Murray LLS) is collaborating with partners to improve the status of a wide range of threatened flora, fauna and vegetation communities in the region.

Murray LLS works closely with key partners to improve the status of key threatened frog species through:

  1. Raising awareness of threatened frog species
  2. Improving key habitat areas for threatened frog populations
  3. Reducing the negative effects of weeds and pest animals

Murray LLS has been achieving these objectives by:

  • Contributing to the National Corroboree Frog Recovery Team efforts
  • Managing and maintaining the Corroboree Frog website
  • Supporting Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre to house a small population of Corroboree Frogs to educate and raise awareness of this species among students and the general community
  • Completing on-ground works at Coppabella, in the upper Murray, including weed control to restore key habitat areas for Booroolong Frog populations
  • Supporting rehabilitation of Norman’s Lagoon in Albury – key Sloane’s Froglet habitat – through the Wetland Carbon Storage project.

Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis). Photo Dave Hunter

Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis). Photo David Hunter

Key partners and stakeholders include:

For more information, please contact:

Tara Pitman
Land Services Officer
Phone (02) 6051 2250
tara.pitman@lls.nsw.gov.au

Additional information:

Corroboree Frog website

Corroboree Frogs at Wirraminna

Office of Environment and Heritage Booroolong Frog Species Profile

Office of Environment and Heritage Sloane’s Froglet profile

Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme website

Murray Local Land Services Wetland Carbon Storage project

Logos of Murray Local Land Services, Australian Government and National Landcare Programme

The Threatened Frog project is funded by Catchment Action NSW and the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.